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Honda makes a 2.2L twin-turbo V6 that produces over 700 horsepower. How do they do it? It’s not just boost, this engine revs to an insane 12,000 RPM! A little higher than the Civic Type R’s 7,000 RPM redline, but you might be surprised by some of the commonalities between these engines. Similar displacement, similar boost, but wildly different purposes. The 2.2L keeps Honda powered cars competitive in the world of IndyCar, while the Type R’s 2.0L needs to be able to maintain the longevity required of a road-car engine. Check out the video for a breakdown of these two incredible engines.

Engine Type: Twin turbocharged V6 with combined direct and indirect fuel injection
Displacement: 2.2L (134.25 cubic inches)
Valvetrain: Dual overhead camshaft with four valves per cylinder
Crankshaft: Steel alloy four main bearings
Pistons: Billet machined aluminum alloy
Connecting Rods: Machined alloy steel
Engine Management: McLaren Electronics Engine Control Unit (ECU), Honda fuel injection driver control unit and Drive-By-Wire (DBW) electronic throttle control
Ignition System: Digital inductive
Lubrication: Dry sump system, featuring both pressure and multi-stage scavenge pumps, with a front-mounted oil tank
Cooling: Single mechanical water pump feeding a single-sided cooling system
Transmission: Six-speed sequential, paddle-operated, with a hand-operated clutch
Fuel: IndyCar Series mandated E85 race fuel
Weight: Approximately 250 lbs (112.5 kg), series-mandated minimum weight

Wonder what is the different between IndyCar vs F1? Read here!

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